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Κοσμᾶς), a celebrated physician, saint, and martyr, who lived in the third and fourth centuries after Christ. He is said to have been the brother of St. Damianus, with whose name his own is constantly associated, and under which article the particulars of their lives and deaths are mentioned.


Medical Prescription

A medical prescription attributed to them is preserved by Arraldus Villanovanus.


Antidot. p. 453, in Opera, ed. Basil. 1585.

Homilies in MS.

There are several Greek homilies still extant in MS., written or preached in their honour. Their memory is observed by the Greek and Roman Churches on the 27th of September.

Further Information

Acta Sanct., Sept. vol. vii. p. 428; Börner, De Cosma et Dam... Commentatio, Helmest. 1751, 4to.; Fabric. Bihl. Gr. vol. ix. p. 68, 13.128, ed. vet.; Bzovius, Nomenclator Sanctorum Professione Medicorum ; Carpzovius, De Medicis ab Ecclesia pro Sanctis habitis.


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